Book to Action: Not My Life Depicts Exploitation and Hope

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Not My Life documentary

Not My Life is a documentary that takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices.

On Saturday, August 3 at 2 P.M. the “Book to Action” Film Festival will host a screening of the documentary Not My Life at the Main Library. This is the first film that comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale, including here in the United States. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live extraordinary lives. Those who advocate for them are growing in numbers and are increasingly effective. This film is not rated. 

The “Book to Action” Film Festival screening of Not My Life will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach CA 90822. To learn more about “Book to Action” or other Long Beach Public Library services and events, please call (562) 570-7500 or visit www.lbpl.org.

On two consecutive Saturdays, September 14 (Part 1) and September 21 (Part 2), the film festival continues with the rescheduled screenings of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

“Book to Action” events are made possible with support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Additional support is provided by California Center for the Book, Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the City of Long Beach.

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